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Nominations Open for 2013 Pezcoller Foundation-AACR International Award for Cancer Research

Mon, 07/16/2012 - 1:00pm
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Nomination deadline is 4 p.m. ET on Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012.

PHILADELPHIA — The American Association for Cancer Research is currently accepting nominations for the Pezcoller Foundation-AACR International Award for Cancer Research.

This award, now in its 16th year, recognizes an individual scientist or co-nominated scientists of international renown who have made a major scientific discovery in basic or translational cancer research, and whose ongoing work holds promise for continued substantive contributions to progress in the field of cancer.

The recipient of the Pezcoller Foundation-AACR International Award for Cancer Research will receive an unrestricted grant of €75,000 and a commemorative plaque. In addition, he or she will receive full support to attend the AACR Annual Meeting 2013, to be held April 6-10 in Washington, D.C., and will give a 50-minute award lecture at the Annual Meeting.

The award recipient will also present the Eighth Annual Stanley J. Korsmeyer Lecture in Padua, Italy, just prior to the official award ceremony in Trento, Italy, in May 2013.

Nominations must be submitted online at https://proposalcentral.altum.com no later than 4 p.m. ET on Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012.

The Pezcoller Foundation was established in 1980 by Professor Alessio Pezcoller, a dedicated Italian surgeon who made important contributions to medicine during his career. Through Pezcoller’s foresight, vision and generous gift in support of the formation of the foundation, he encouraged others to join this effort in sustaining the work of the foundation. He has inspired scientists around the world to make significant advances in cancer research. In addition to sponsoring this prestigious award, the Pezcoller Foundation also sponsors a series of symposia, publishes a journal and supports awards for early-career European scientists who have submitted highly rated abstracts for presentation at the AACR Annual Meeting.

Robert A. Weinberg, Ph.D., a founding member of the Whitehead Institute and a professor of biology at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), was the recipient of the 2012 Pezcoller Foundation-AACR International Award for Cancer Research. He was honored for his outstanding contributions to the field of molecular oncology, and delivered his award lecture titled “Epithelial-Mesenchymal Transition, Cancer Stem Cells and Metastasis” during the AACR Annual Meeting 2012, held in Chicago, Ill. View the webcast of Weinberg’s award lecture.

Learn more about eligibility criteria, the nomination process and other details about the Pezcoller Foundation-AACR International Award for Cancer Research. Additional inquiries should be directed to Monique P. Eversley at awards@aacr.org or visit www.aacr.org/ScientificAwards.

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